Migrant Labor Housing
Environmental Health Services inspects, permits and investigates any
complaints associated with Migrant Labor Housing. All new housing is inspected
for compliance with Florida Administrative Codes prior to opening. When
approval is granted a license is issued. The housing is then inspected twice
quarterly during periods of occupancy to ensure compliance is maintained.
There are two types of housing that are permitted.
A migrant labor camp is one or more building structures, barracks, or
dormitories and the land appertaining thereto, constructed established,
operated or furnished as an incident of employment as living quarters for
seasonal or migrant farm workers whether or not rent is paid. This type of
housing is permitted regardless of the number of occupants.
Residential migrant housing is an building, structure, mobile home, barracks,
dormitory, or combination thereof on adjacent property and under the same
ownership, management or control, and the land appertaining thereto, that is
rented or reserved for occupancy by five or more migrant farm workers.
For example, if a mobile home in a mobile home park is rented to five or more
migrant farm workers, it must be permitted as residential migrant housing.